Blenda is shifty. It appears to be a buff shade with turquoise iridescence which then shifts to a rose-tinted taupe grey with blue and copper hilights. Kind of like the change-up that Blenda and her friends pulled on the marauding Danes. All of the men in the town were away exploring and pillaging, leaving the women to fend for themselves. Knowing full well that they couldn't stave off an attack, Blenda and her friends greeting the Danish Vikings with large amounts of meat and mead. After a few hours, they were completely knockered. At that point, Blenda and crew got out their weapons and eliminated the threat. The King of Sweden was so thrilled with the women's victory that he granted them numerous new social, financial and political rights. To this day, Blenda is recognized as a national hero in Sweden. More, here: http:// www.badassoftheweek.com/ blenda.html
IGNIS ANTIQUITA is a permanent collection of eyeshadows inspired by the amazing, fiery, passionate, strong women who have been largely forgotten in our history books, or had their histories revised due to the fact that they were women. Historically seen as the weaker sex, women were typically unable to contribute to politics, academia, science, or war.
The name "Ignis Antiquita" is beautifully representative of the sentiment behind this collection. It is Latin, and translates to English as "Ancient Fire" or "Fire of Old"
. Ignis is fire- as it relates to the fiery spirit and passion. Antiquita is old, ancient, time-honored, revered, primeval. The collection features women from ancient times, spanning many cultures and areas. While not everyone spoke Latin, it is undoubtedly one of the most widely spoken languages of the ancient world, which many current day languages are rooted in.APPLICATION TIPS:
These colors apply best over a light layer of primer, patted or brushed gently. The effects of the colors become muted if you use heavy primer or a strong glue/epoxy type of primer- or foiling. Best effects are achieved with a light layer of a primer such as Nyx or Two Faced eyeshadow primer. Repeated brushing or buffing will also mute the chromatic effects. You can use them without primer, but the chromatic effects will be more delicate and only visible in certain lighting.INGREDIENTS:
Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), May contain: (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper/Aluminum Powder), Ferric Oxide (CI 77491), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)THIS COLLECTION IS VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE!Sizes:
- Full Size: Approximately 1.6 grams net weight in jar with sifter
- Deluxe Sample: 1/4 tsp in jar. no sifter.
- Sample baggie: 1/8 teaspoon (enough for several applications).
NOTE: While we have made all attempts for photographs to accurately depict colors, photography unfortunately does not accurately reveal the depth and interplay of color and effect of these shadows. Also, please note that variations do exist between different computer monitors.